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Psychology in Modern India

Historical, Methodological, and Future Perspectives

  • Offers a comprehensive account of the history of psychology in modern India

  • Is the only book dealing with professional and academic scenarios in psychology in contemporary India

  • Brings together top contributors on a highly relevant theme for psychology students scholars

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Introduction: Perspectives on Psychology in Modern India

    • Girishwar Misra, Nilanjana Sanyal, Sonali De
    Pages 1-24
  3. Disciplinary Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 161-161
    2. Re-envisioning Psychology: A Critical History of Psychology in India

      • Arvind Kumar Mishra, Divya Padalia
      Pages 163-201
    3. Indian Psychology in Prospect

      • K. Ramakrishna Rao
      Pages 203-220
    4. Thematic and Theoretical Moves in Psychology in Modern India

      • Girishwar Misra, Anand C. Paranjpe
      Pages 221-247
  4. Developments in Sub-fields of Psychology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 265-265
    2. Human Development Research in India: A Historical Overview

      • Rachana Bhangaokar, Shagufa Kapadia
      Pages 281-299
    3. Hundred Years of Social Psychology in India

      • Janak Pandey
      Pages 301-314

About this book

This book offers a critical account of the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological developments in key areas of psychology in India, providing insights into the developments and advances as well as future directions. Filling an important gap in the literature on the history of psychology in India, it brings together contributions by leading scholars to present a clear overview of the state of the art of the field. The thematic parts of the book discuss the historical perspectives: development of psychology in India; research methodologies in the West and India; future directions for research in the field. The book is of special interest to researchers, school administrators, curriculum designers, and policymakers.


Reviews

“The book is very rigorous, and well-researched. … It is recommended for all students, teachers, researchers … . This book is also a must-read for anyone in India who is trying to create a professional identity and develop a sense of community belongingness. Policymakers can use this book to translate the ideas and reflections of eminent Indian psychologists … . This book can be considered a milestone in the continuing quest for constructing the history of psychology in modern India.” (Vanita Sondhi, Psychological Studies, Vol. 67 (4), October-December, 2022)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

    Girishwar Misra

  • Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

    Nilanjana Sanyal, Sonali De

About the editors

Girishwar Misra, Ph.D. served as Professor of Psychology at the University of Delhi for two decades. He also served as Vice Chancellor ofMahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishvavidyalaya, Wardha. Dr. Misra’s research is focused on social, developmental, health, and cultural psychology. He has published journal articles on these topics, many in top tier peer-reviewed journals such as American Psychologist, International Journal of Psychology, Psychology and Developing Societies, and International Journal of Behavioural Development. He has served as the President of the National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), India, and edited the journal Psychological Studies (Springer) for 16 years. He was Fulbright Senior Scholar at Swarthmore College and Michigan University, An Arbor. He is a recipient of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Award by the Government of Madhya Pradesh, National Fellowship of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, Fellowship of the NAOP, India, Fulbright Nehru Fellowship and S.C. Mitra Memorial Award by Asiatic Society. His recent works include Psychosocial Interventions for Health and Well-Being (Springer, 2018) and Surveys and Explorations in Psychology (Oxford, 2019).

 
Nilanjana Sanyal, Ph.D. served as Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata. She has 35 years of teaching experience.  She has authored a book, co-authored two books, edited two books and is a co-author of the Indian adaptation of a Test Manual. She has over 180 international and national publications including 32 book chapters to her credit till date. Her research interests include psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy, clinical psychology, gerontology, spiritual and positive psychology. She is also a practicing psychoanalyst for the last 38 years.
  Sonali De, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata. She has 23 years of teaching experience and has written more than 30 journal articles. Her research interests include social psychology, the psychology of gender, and media psychology.  She has contributed a review chapter to the 6th ICSSR Survey of Psychology. She is serving NAOP, India as its Secretary General.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Psychology in Modern India

  • Book Subtitle: Historical, Methodological, and Future Perspectives

  • Editors: Girishwar Misra, Nilanjana Sanyal, Sonali De

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4705-5

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Behavioral Science and Psychology, Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-4704-8Published: 31 October 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-4707-9Published: 01 November 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-4705-5Published: 30 October 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXIII, 534

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: History of Psychology, Psychology Research

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Softcover Book USD 159.99
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